6 Ways to Turn Overachievers into Achievers

Overachievers can be a stubborn lot.

I read an article that touted the many reasons overachievers frequently under-deliver. I admit it; the article rankled. Perhaps it had that effect because I am one of those overachievers. It always hurts to have one’s flaws paraded before the public and to have them used as reasons to say “avoid hiring this person!”

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Do You Meet Deadlines?

Meet the deadline.

Any time I think about deadlines, I think of the infamous incident when I missed one. My mom thinks the story is false since she doesn’t remember it, but I know it happened. I was in the sixth grade. I had a history essay or a book report due. I didn’t write it. I missed […]

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Are You Easy to Get Along With?


Writers – most creative people, really – can be a touchy bunch. I know. I’m one of them. If asked if I’m easy to get along with, I could only say I try to be. My youngest brother is the exact opposite. He’s the easiest person in the world to get along with. If he’s […]

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